After an incredibly busy bank holiday weekend, Mark, Holly and I visited Rivers Meet Craft Cafe (@RiversMeet1) in Methley for brunch. We’d originally heard about it through Twitter. I was eager to check it out being a bit of a craft fanatic and was very interested in some of the classes that they had advertised on their website.
The building had previously been a pub but, the owners have tastefully converted it into a cosy and comfortable cafe. There’s a quirkiness about it, which makes you feel that this is someone’s individual vision. We sat on a large comfortable leather sofa while we had our bacon and sausage scufflers which were delicious. The cafe source all of their produce locally. My Earl Grey tea was served in a beautiful vintage china cup and saucer. Vintage crockery was dotted around the cafe giving it a homely feel.
The ground floor is open plan but separated between eating and crafting. This worked beautifully as you could see people who had gone in for a cup of tea and a piece of cake and then booked a lesson after watching others craft.
The service was excellent. They were very friendly and also attentive to Holly, even asking what type of cup she would like to drink out of. The high chairs were spotless and readily available (it really does matter to parents). Children are warmly welcomed and the cafe offer kids craft sessions for children of all ages.
While we were there, I booked onto a beginners jewellery making class with a lady called Rachel Care who owns Tiggypig Beads, bead shop which is situated within the cafe. Once we got chatting I found out that Rachel was also a fellow quilter and blogger. She introduced me to the lady who teaches quilting in the cafe called Sarah Eliza who also teaches at the York quilting museum and has a rather lovely blog called Edward and the White Bear . Sarah is hoping to offer more quilting classes and was looking for people who are interested. It was wonderful to chat to other people who are also passionate about textiles. We swapped details and I’m looking forward to meeting up again in the future.
We loved the cafe and we’d highly recommend it to crafters and those who just fancy trying something a little bit different.